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Proud To Be – © John Neel

Sony A7 and the Tamron SP 45mm lens

“While some seem to think the only way to get a great image is to spend enormous amounts of ……… lenses can be empowered with a magic of their own. That they have inherent qualities that make them perfect……Tamron on my Sony A7

Lake Ontario – © John Neel – 2017

Using the Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Prime lens

There are many good reasons to use a prime focus lens. Probably the most interesting to me is……Each time I go for a walk, I find something to photograph. Even if it is familiar territory such as a walk around the block, the world finds ways of changing from the time before. The 85mm Tamron F1.8 SP

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

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Shifting the Pinhole Hole

Most of the people who shoot pinhole images use a simple box where the focal length produces a “normal” lens effect. However, by simply using…Pinhole Photography

Landscape - Pinhole - © John Neel

Only 2 Days to WPPD

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day – is a day to celebrate the simple and magical imaging technique of pinhole photography.

© John Neel

In Photography… Framing Is Everything

A photograph is a kind of language. It is supposed to help us see the world. It should be used to add to what we know.

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The next pinhole day is April 26, 2015 – Will you be ready?

Between now and April 26th, I’ll be talking about pinhole cameras, pinholes, zone plates, and many other topics around pinhole photography.……Each year of the event I create a poster that you can download and post so that others can know about the event.

Tree - © John Neel

My Goal as a Photographer

“My goal as a photographer is not to be like anyone else. I want to be unique in my vision………”

Backyard - © John Neel

To Caption or Not To Caption?

If I have to explain it, it isn’t free to do its thing………The viewer brings their own history to the table. It is best when they are forced to think.